Paula Abdul's "Live to Dance" show...straight up now tell me are you gonna watch?

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  1. Satellitegirl

    Satellitegirl New Member

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  2. BaileyCatts

    BaileyCatts Well-Known Member

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    I'm watching. I like the dance shows.
     
  3. rudi

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    Thanks for the reminder. I want to watch this.
     
  4. Rob

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    I have it set up to tape. Isn't it called Live to Dance?
     
  5. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    thanks for the reminder - I plan to watch this train wreck, but I have very low expectations for it.
     
  6. FiveRinger

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    I have got to check it out. It gives me just one more thing to snark about! :D
     
  7. Satellitegirl

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    You're right, Rob. If the mods could change the title on the main forum page that would be great :)

    It was going to be called "Got to Dance" before I guess, then they changed it.
     
  8. Matryeshka

    Matryeshka Well-Known Member

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    It's worth watching just for the snark threads. :lol:
     
  9. skatesindreams

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    I'll be watching!
    Maybe it won't be too bad; and at least, I'll enjoy reading this thread!
     
  10. Jimena

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    How different is it from SYTYCD?

    I usually don't like audition rounds much in SYTYCD but maybe I'll check it out tonight.
     
  11. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Get off my lawn

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    No age limit and they allow groups. It's strictly a dance off, not a partnering skills show.
    And yes, I have this on my Tivo in a fairly high slot.
     
  12. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    It sounds more like AGT...I expect a lot of the same :drama: and hard luck stories as AGT
     
  13. Cloudy_Gumdrops

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    I think I'll check it out. Just to see what it's like.
     
  14. BigB08822

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    I am not a dance show fan, I like dance and all but I guess not enough to invest myself in these shows all season only to have my least favorite dancer win in the end. These "talent" contests are all the same now, very little about talent and much more about personality and popularity.
     
  15. Holley Calmes

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    We will tivo and watch tomorrow night probably. I might sneak in a bit of the ending. I am not hanging on to high expectations. But I do feel like giving Paula A a break. I'll give it a chance.
     
  16. Rob

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    It looks like a bunch of dance acts doing their own material. Like AGT with all dance acts. Not like SYTYCD where they are partnered with people they might never have danced with before and are given new choreography.
     
  17. FiveRinger

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    Well, considering that it's Paula's own show and not Simon's, I guess we should expect a friendlier format.
     
  18. Sassafras

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    I'll record it while watching Biggest Loser. I will rely on all of you to let me know if I should bother watching it tomorrow!
     
  19. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    if we call the very first contestant a bright light, is there anyplace to go but down?
     
  20. Matryeshka

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    It's never a good sign when your show leads off with a heartstrings-pulling nine-year old in an 80s jogging suit. There's even a low-rent host with a vaguely Englishy accent of some type. OTOH, I have great faith in its capacity to bring forth snarkage.
     
  21. Matryeshka

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    Obviously, we are going to have many hug and love and learn and grow moments.

    Bev is so going to try and pinch the host's butt.
     
  22. Allen

    Allen Glad to be back!

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    Paula does seem much more lucid than on AI.
     
  23. Veronika

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    This is pretty cheesetastic and over-produced. It's not wonder that Paula wanted a show that was taped and not live...she comes off a lot better that way.
     
  24. my little pony

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    it could be like 12 ours of footage spliced together
     
  25. numbers123

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    I gave up.
     
  26. JumpinBug

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    Not happy that it's on instead of NCIS. I was going to watch, but that made me cranky.
     
  27. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    this bilevel hair on the backup PCD is hurting me
     
  28. Matryeshka

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    She might want to reconsider the relationship angle. He's a MUCH better dancer than she is, and pretty soon, he's going to realize it and find a better partner.

    I'm beginning to see why SYTYCD has age limits. I really don't want to see cute nine and ninety year olds. It's too twee and too many rays of sunshine. I always feel slightly manipulated because if you don't find the naughty old lady and cute little boy just adorable and deserving of a place, well then, you're just a big old meanie.

    I'm also already missing the structure of SYTCD--how the hell do you compare a 17 year old hip hop dancer, The Entire Village Vibe, and the Dapper Duo of Tap Dance? From a practical standpoint, how is this show going to work?
     
  29. my little pony

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    i think paula would have been better off doing that horrific last season of AI than this
     
  30. Holley Calmes

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    We're tivo'ing, but we did sneak a peek for one segment between commercials. It started with the couple who were just friends but you could tell he wanted to be more. Good grief she was just awful. He was good! If that poor girl "grew up in a studio," she needs to get reimbursed for any tuition she paid. No center, no core, no technique. The little boy from Vegas was entertaining and adorable-what a face. The tappers were great (Richard photographed the teacher/tall/thin one in the hat last year) but overall I fear there's too much gushing and cheap sentiment and not enough high standards. But I'll fast forward through it tomorrow and give it a real chance.